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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour

  • Trace the evolution of jazz and blues on a musical tour of New Orleans
  • Visit famous recording studios and music venues in the French Quarter
  • Explore the city's African-American heritage in the Treme neighborhood
New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour
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Take an audio-visual tour of New Orleans’ musical heritage, led by a local record man with decades of industry insight. Walk past renowned music venues and recording studios in the French Quarter, and visit the favorite haunts of jazz and blues legends such as James Booker, Fats Domino, and Louis Armstrong. Hear history come to life as you listen to original recordings via a portable Bluetooth speaker along the way.

What to Expect

Make your way to the heart of New Orleans’ music scene on Frenchmen Street, and meet your guide, a industry pro with more than 20 years of music-making experience. Starting at the Louisiana Music Factory, stroll through the French Quarter’s most musical haunts. Hear how Allen Toussaint and Lee Dorsey recorded some of their best vinyl at Cosimo’s Sound studio, and pass J&M Studios, known as the home of rock ‘n’ roll. See Danny Parker’s childhood home, and stroll through Louis Armstrong Park in Treme, one of the first African-American neighborhoods in the US.

Follow in the footsteps of countless fans as you stop at legendary music venues including the Royal Orleans Hotel, Place d’Armes, Preservation Jazz Hall, and Toulouse Theatre. Along the way, listen to clips from jazz, blues, and rock ’n' roll greats through a portable Bluetooth speaker and hear the stories behind the sound.

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1 - 5 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great context of the city!

I went on this tour in late July and I was so glad I did some searching and found it. Keith is a wealth of knowledge. You will not leave this tour feeling you haven't learned enough. Your brain will be doing overtime to process...More

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best possible start to the holiday

New Orleans has so much to offer and this was the best way to learn about its history and places to visit. Keith is a real character and made the whole afternoon fun as well as informative.

Thank wendypspain
Reviewed 7 July 2018
absolute must do

We took this tour in May and it was SO MUCH FUN. Keith is funny, informative, insightful, incredably knowledgeble. It felt like a graduate level lecture and an improv comedy at the same time. We did not want this tour to end. I will book...More

Thank Pishi
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Don't pass this tour by!

A fantastic experience! Keith is certainly knowledgeable and his enthusiasm comes through in his commentary and story telling. And with the music playing along the way it brings both the sights and sounds together for an amazing time. Loved every minute of it! Don't spend...More

1  Thank philos42
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
World of knowledge about music history.

This was our second tour of our vacation. Had Keith who was perfect for this activity. No script needed. Knew dates. Had music from that lined up with his talk with him. Got more significant for me as more”relatively”recent history prevailed. Visited a laundromat that...More

Thank Kent W
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Jennifer O
2 July 2018|
Response from Paula M |
I have a 16 yr old who is a budding jazz musician and a 10 yr daughter would this tour be appropriate for them?
Norman P
1 July 2018|
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Response from philos42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with musical accompaniment!
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